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From Painting to Photograph: James Robinson’s - The Death of Chatterton

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From Painting to Photograph: James Robinson’s - The Death of Chatterton

Time: February 9, 2011 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: Performance Area, Linen Hall Library
Street: 17 Donegall Square North
City/Town: Belfast BT1 5GB
Website or Map: http://www.linenhall.com
Phone: +44 (0)28 9032 1707
Event Type: talk
Organized By: Linen Hall Library
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2010

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James Robinson, who ran a studio in Dublin, made legal history in 1859 when his stereoscopic pair The Death of Chatterton, modelled after the painting of the same name by Henry Wallis, was deemed to have infringed copyright law.

Talk by Dr Leon Litvack, Reader in Victorian Studies (School of English at QUB) and Linen Hall Library Governor. Examines a landmark copyright case with far reaching implications for photography and paintings.

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